Plant Pathology Jeopardy
PLANTS, PATHOGENS, AND PEOPLE - 2 (undergraduates, general education)
Categories: Life Cycles of the Rich and Fungus, The Famous and Not So Famous, What's Causing This?, Elementary Epiphytotics, Is This a History Test?, One Both or Neither
LIFE CYCLES OF THE RICH AND FUNGUS
$100 A pathogen or its structures capable of initiating infection.
$200 A living organism that transmits a pathogen.
$300 An organism that can survive without oxygen.
$400 An organism that can obtain nutrients from dead organic matter.
$500 Composed of cells which each contain two different haploid nuclei.
THE FAMOUS AND NOT SO FAMOUS
$100 He was the first to demonstrate that fungal spores can infect a plant and cause symptoms.
$200 He was dispatched to Ceylon to solve the coffee rust problem
H. MARSHALL WARD
$300 He devised the Latin binomial system of taxonomy.
$400 He was the first to use Cu as a fungicide.
$500 He discovered DDT and won the Nobel Prize.
WHAT'S CAUSING THIS?
$100 Fire blight.
$200 Agrobacterium tumefaciens.
$300 South American leaf blight of rubber.
$400 Damping off.
$500 Fusarium oxysporum.
$100 This epidemic was caused by monsoon rains extending into the dry season.
$200 An organism which does not produce secondary inoculum during the growing season.
$300 This disease was eradicated by cutting and burning infected trees.
$400 The pathogen structures that initiate multiple disease cycles during a season.
$500 He was President of the U.S. during the Irish potato famine.
JAMES K. POLK
IS THIS A HISTORY TEST?
$100 The year coffee rust was found in Ceylon.
$200 The decade that fungi are first proposed to cause plant disease.
$300 The most devastating year of the Southern corn leaf blight epidemic.
$400 The decade that the first genetically engineered food was available to the public.
$500 The year that Louis Pasteur proposed the germ theory of disease.
ONE BOTH OR NEITHER (bacteria/fungi)
$100 Ooze is a common sign of infection.
$200 Create entry sites in hosts.
$300 Members of the animal kingdom.
$400 Produce toxins that affect host plants.
$500 Cause hundreds of economically important plant diseases every year.
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Updated: July 7, 2001